Of late, cricket experts have been crossing their limits and the latest one comes from the Australian broadcaster. The cricketer-turned-broadcaster insulted Mayank Agarwal’s triple century in the domestic cricket by calling that it would have come against the canteen staff. Further, he feels that Indian domestic bowling isn’t that great.
Though there were not enough video or audio proofs to make it viral, the people, who witnessed the show has outbursted their emotions on the social media. They termed that it was poor stuff from the Australian commentator, Keery O’Keefe.
Waugh said Agarwal’s FC average of upwards of 50 is like 40 in Australia. Fans took to Twitter to vent their anger against O’Keefe. Meanwhile, a cricket journalist also found tweeting about the incident stating. “It’s pretty uncool to ridicule the FC comp of another country while using dubious stereotypes for a cheap laugh..”
However, Mayank Agarwal proved it wrong to Keery O’keefe by scoring a blistering 76 on his debut. He batted brilliantly against the star-studded bowling lineup of Australia to show his worth as the batsman.
It was a talk show where O’Keefe was with the former Australian cricketers Shane Warne and Mark Waugh. It is learnt that Mark Waugh quoted that the batting average of 50 in India is like a 40 in Australia.
Mayank Agarwal scored 76:
Meanwhile, Mayank Agarwal achieved quite a few staggering records to his name. He became the only Indian opening batsman to make his debut in MCG. The right-handed batsman received 295th Test cap for India to open the innings.
He marked the occasion with a solid 76 to his name. Speaking of the knock Mayank Agarwal said that it would have been great if he played the whole day. In the meantime, he quoted that he would take on any day, as something is better than nothing.
Here are the tweets:
Kerry O'Keefe said the Indian domestic system has teams like "Canteen XI" where the bowlers are Chefs and Waiters.
Was trying to undermine Mayank's domestic record.
Mark Waugh also said "his average in India is 50 which is like 40 in Australia"
— Edges & Sledges Cricket Podcast (@1tip1hand) December 26, 2018
It might just be me, but it's pretty uncool to ridicule the FC comp of another country while using dubious stereotypes for a cheap laugh…
— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) December 26, 2018
O’Keefe is a buffoon. That diatribe on the #RanjiTrophy competition was a. Classic casual racism, b. Disgracefully inaccurate. Strong competition providing an excellent breeding ground for test cricket. I thought we’d got rid of this rubbish with 9 losing the gig.
— Adelaide Barmies (@AdelaideBarmies) December 26, 2018
absolutely disgraceful from @juniorwaugh349….wasn't this guy caught a few decades back for cheating? if the broadcasters had any bit of respect for people they would tear his contract apart…
— Deepak Kumar (@DKMR1) December 26, 2018
Kerry O'Keefe pls remember from the same domestic Indian system Virat Kohli the best batsman in the world comes playing agnst many Indian "canteen xi". And he is the best playing agnst Australia's intnl team according to Keefe Aussie team is also "canteen xi" .
— $A€HiN ¥∆DaV (@SachinYrko) December 26, 2018
Mark Waugh should be the last person to commentate on someone’s average overseas. He himself averaged 33 in India.
— Nikhil (@INikhilsm) December 26, 2018
Kerry must not forget the saga of Dean Jones when he called Amla a terrorist and that was the last time he sat in a commentary box. The same fate awaits kerry if he shoots off his mouth.
— Balasubramanian (@balu9298) December 26, 2018
Pretty sure this will be the last commentary stint for O'Keefe. Racism will not go unnoticed by officials. #AUSvIND
— Manya (@CSKian716) December 26, 2018